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Joshua vs. Povetkin confirmed, where does Wilder go next?

•Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers •Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years •Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show It is not the fight most wanted to see Anthony Joshua in next, but the WBA-IBF-WBO world heavyweight champion will defend his titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium, London, on Sept. 22. What does the announcement mean for Joshua, his rival world champion Deontay Wilder and others? Joshua to take care of business There has been a sense of inevitability about Joshua facing Povetkin next, despite the discussions for Joshua-Wilder that were played out in every detail on social media. And it makes perfect sense

Revived Pacquiao stuns Matthysse to claim welterweight crown

By Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao put on a dominant display to stun defending champion Lucas Matthysse with a seventh-round knockout and claim the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The 39-year-old Filipino legend looked focused and busy from the opening bell and had the 15,000 fans at the Axiata Arena on their feet when he sent his Argentine opponent to the canvas three times in total with an array of clubbing blows. The southpaw dropped his opponent for the final time with a brutal uppercut and the win, his first inside the distance since 2009, improves the eight-division world champion’s record to 60-7-2.

Pacquiao-Matthysse: What we learned

Nick Parkinson •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers •Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years •Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Follow on Twitter Manny Pacquiao knocked out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round for the WBA “regular” world welterweight title at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, shown live on ESPN+. Here is what we learned from Pacquiao’s sparkling display. It’s not game over for Pacman Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), 39, showed there is life in him yet. This win — his first knockout since stopping Miguel Cotto in November 2009 — has silenced arguments that he is on the slide after losing to Jeff Horn a year ago.

Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation. It was Pacquiao’s first bout since a contentious loss last year to Jeff Horn in Australia, and since parting ways with longtime trainer Freddie Roach to work with Buboy Fernandez. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) knocked Matthysse down onto one knee in the third and fifth rounds.

‘Smoking hot’ Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday — the 39-year-old Filipino icon’s first knockout win since 2009. It was a dominant, devastating display as “smoking hot” Pacquiao registered the 60th win of a fabled 23-year career that now looks certain to extend beyond his 40th birthday in December. Pacquiao knocked down the big-puncher from Argentina as early as the third round with a stunning left uppercut that thudded around the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.

Revived Pacquiao stuns Matthysse to claim welterweight crown

By Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao put on a dominant display to stun defending champion Lucas Matthysse with a seventh-round knockout and claim the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The 39-year-old Filipino legend looked focused and busy from the opening bell and had the 15,000 fans at the Axiata Arena on their feet when he sent his Argentine opponent to the canvas three times in total with an array of clubbing blows. The southpaw dropped his opponent for the final time with a brutal uppercut and the win, his first inside the distance since 2009, improves the eight-division world champion’s record to 60-7-2.

‘Fight of Champions’ reaction: Matthysse was doomed from the end of round 1

Noel Zarate Editor’s note: Any views or opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s. For fighters who have not personally experienced going up against Manny Pacquiao, their camps believe that by analyzing video and putting together game plans against sparring partners that the People’s Champion can be beaten. But once they step inside the squaring circle and survive the first round, they usually have different perspective on the speed and power of the “Fighting Senator from Saranggani Province.” It was the look on Lucas Matthysse’s face that said it all after the first round of their WBA Welterweight championship bout, when the Argentine walked slowly to his corner after Pacquiao

Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to stop Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday — the 39-year-old Filipino icon’s first win inside the distance since 2009. It was a dominant, devastating display as Pacquiao registered the 60th win of a fabled 23-year career that now looks certain to extend beyond his 40th birthday in December. Pacquiao knocked down the big-puncher from Argentina as early as the third round with a stunning left uppercut that thudded around the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.